Roy LeBlanc is the new editor of Neighborhood Times. Since joining the paper in 1988, he has been a copy editor, assistant city editor and city editor in Clearwater, an assistant sports editor and an assistant metro editor.
A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, LeBlanc worked at three newspapers in his native Massachusetts before coming to the Times.
LeBlanc replaces Sandra Gadsden, the Neighborhood Times editor since 2005. As assistant metro editor for community news, she will lead a new initiative designed to get contributions from community-based writers into the paper and its Web site, tampabay.com. She will continue her weekly column. More here.